I Bet You Didnt Know About Ebay
By Al Media
eBay: The First 10 Years
Yes, you read that correctly: ten years. eBay was created in September 1995, by a man called Pierre Omidyar, who was living in San Jose. He wanted his site--then called “AuctionWeb”--to be an online marketplace, and wrote the first code for it in one weekend. It was one of the first websites of its kind in the world. The name “eBay” comes from the domain Omidyar used for his site. His company’s name was Echo Bay, and the “eBay AuctionWeb” was originally just one part of Echo Bay’s website at ebay.com. The first thing ever sold on the site was Omidyar’s broken laser pointer, which he got $14 for.